I’ve been playing with long exposure shots in the last couple of nights. It takes some practice, good timing and a very good spot to take the shots. I went out of Timisoara, near a bridge and played around a little.
Take a look at my outcome:
This is the best photograph so far (30sec, f/9, iso 1600). The moon was somewhere behind me and almost full, so it wasn’t a complete dark night. Still I got some stars on my photo and some car trails. I was pretty satisfied with this one.
This photo was taken at the same place as the one above, but turned in the opposite direction (20sec, f/18, iso 800). As you can see I tried out different settings to achieve something interesting.
This photo was taken in Mehala area of Timisoara, it was quit late (around 12 am) so there was little traffic to capture, but I like how the city lights shine. Stars of the city 🙂 (6sec, f/18, iso 200)
My last attempt, two nights ago, was a total failure (8sec, f/20, iso 100). I actually wanted to capture a beautifully lit up church and some traffic lights in front of it. Instead, I got this. A lot of fog and there was no way the lights from the church could have been visible in my photos. So I turned my back to the church and took a couple of shots to the passing by cars. Not satisfied at all.
Tonight we have a full moon, so the nights that follow will be all covered in darkness. Hopefully I’ll get much better results.